Scott Morgan – Scott Morgan

January 01, 1970

(Alive Records)

 

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Scott Morgan’s band the Rationals never broke out
of the Detroit centered Midwest
rock and roll scene of the 1960s, but of other regional favorites only Bob
Seger got more radio airplay there. Like Bobby Hatfield’s and fellow Detroiter
Mitch Ryder’s, Morgan’s is a naturally soulful voice which lent authentic
authority to the band’s combination of rock and roll and “blue-eyed soul”.

 

Decades later he’s still got the pipes and,
choosing the Four Tops’ “Something About You” as his opener, this outstanding
disc finds him celebrating his Detroit
roots. Morgan’s music is grittier now, shown by the echoes of Detroit strongmen
the MC5 and the Stooges in the original “Highway” (check Morgan’s piano) and a
take on “Bring It On Home To Me” that reaches revival show intensity. But a
glorious, unique but respectfully faithful interpretation of the Temptation’s
“Since I Lost My Baby” proves that for the man who once did the same with Chuck
Jackson’s “I Need You,”  “bringing it” is
still no problem.

 

DOWNLOAD: Mississippi Delta:” “Since I Lost My Baby”
RICK ALLEN

 

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